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Event Venues

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Our cutting-edge event spaces are the perfect setting for any corporate or private event.

We know the venue’s what truly brings your event to life – so if you’re looking for a space with a difference – say no more!

Our selection of event spaces includes heritage-listed buildings, boutique houses nestled amongst the cliffs, and green landscapes perfect for pop-up marquees, festivals and more. There’s something for everyone!

Explore our collection of venues to find the perfect space for your event.

Venue Capacity

VenueSeated CapacityTheatre CapacityCabaret CapacityCocktail Capacity
Howard's Hall81610055521164
Howard's Hall East384504256600
Howard's Hall West264342168444
Rivershed380490312630
Rivershed East150200120255
Rivershed West150200120255
Bougainvillea House808456100
Greenhouse50563260
Citrus House1014-20
Wisteria House1014-20
East Lawn400--500
ARC Dining80---

Howard's Hall

Designed by internationally renowned Woods Bagot Architects, this dramatic space, a new Brisbane landmark, features uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and city skyline with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass windows, partitions to allow the flexible use of space and the ability to house multiple events at once. Rooftop terraces on both sides of the venue are a picture perfect space for breakouts and activations. This versatile space is suitable for functions, product launches, exhibitions, concerts, meetings and weddings.
Seated Capacity
816
Theatre Capacity
1005
Cabaret Capacity
552
Cocktail Capacity
1164

Rivershed

Rich in original character and detail, this heritage wharf building is an inimitable event space overlooking the city and Story Bridge. Its flexible configuration can be broken down into two smaller venues to house multiple events at once. Exposed timber beams and authentic heritage features have been retained in the rejuvenation. Teamed with coffee roasting facilities housed within the building, it is one of Brisbane’s most unique and desired event venues. The space can be transformed into just about any event type including a seminar, trade show, gala dinner, wedding, fashion parade, social event or private celebration.
Seated Capacity
380
Theatre Capacity
490
Cabaret Capacity
312
Cocktail Capacity
630

The Houses

The Houses are our boutique event spaces. Nestled amongst the cliffs, each house opens out onto the Howard Smith Wharves gardens. The Houses are the perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable event, inspiring workshop or meeting.
Seated Capacity
80
Theatre Capacity
84
Cabaret Capacity
56
Cocktail Capacity
100

Bougainvillea House

The largest of the houses, Bougainvillea House features a wrap-around veranda with elevated views overlooking the Story Bridge and city skyline. Its rustic charm will make your event feel like a home away from home.

Greenhouse

Nestled in the heart of our gardens, Green House offers an inner city escape for guests. Overlooking the Olive Grove, this event space opens out onto a veranda creating an opportunity for alfresco dining or inspiring breakouts.

Citrus House

Quaint and charming, Citrus House is the ideal venue for boardroom style meetings, small cocktail parties or bespoke private dining. Situated near the cliff face, this event space lends itself to intimate gatherings.

Wisteria House

Located behind the heritage Rivershed building, Wisteria House is an intimate venue for smaller events. Planning your wedding day at Howard Smith Wharves? This cosy house is the perfect space for a private bride’s retreat surrounded by lush gardens.

Arc Dining

Set on the edge of the Brisbane River with stunning views of Brisbane City, ARC Dining features a sophisticated, modern concept inspired by art and culture. ARC’s glasshouse structure with floor to ceiling windows and light-filled dining rooms allows guests to take in the spectacular views of the Brisbane River and city skyline - the perfect location for intimate events.
Seated Capacity
80

Outdoor Spaces

Our expansive outdoor areas provide endless opportunities for alfresco events; as an extension of a main event, or as standalone events in the parklands.
Seated Capacity
400
Cocktail Capacity
500

Main Lawn

Ideally situated in between the Houses and Rivershed. This expansive lawn enjoys the cliff face as a stunning backdrop. Ideal for large or small events, the open green space is a blank canvas waiting to bring your next vision to life.

Rivershed Lawn

Located near Rivershed building, this open space surrounded by the Olive Grove and lush gardens, is perfect for cocktail events and outdoor team building activities. Add this lawn as an extension to your Rivershed event and create a truly memorable experience.

East Lawn

Positioned on the riverfront, the East Lawn is the picture perfect outdoor space for an array of events. Use the area for your very own marquee event, festival, product launch or as an extension to our indoor spaces to soak up the beautiful Brisbane weather.

Marquees

Host your very own marquee event on one of our lawns. Our events team and premium suppliers will assist you with the perfect marquee for your event size and style, including weddings, corporate events, markets or riverfront garden parties.

Talk to our Events team about your next event

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